Sedgefield Middle School PTO
Important Dates
Tuesday, December 17: Orchestra/dance performances, 5:30 p.m.; TD compliance meeting, 6 p.m.

December 23 - January 3: No school - Winter break

Monday, January 6: First day of school in 2020

Wednesday, January 8: Prospective Family Open House and Social, 6 p.m. - 8 p.m.; Early release day

Wednesday, January 15: PTO Meeting, 6 p.m. (rescheduled from December 12)

Monday, January 20: No school - Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday

Friday, January 24: No school - Teacher workday
News
Upcoming PTO Events

Prospective Family Open House, January 8, 6 p.m. - 8 p.m.

Our second Prospective Family Open House and Social is being held on Wednesday, January 8 from 6 p.m. - 8 p.m. Prospective families will begin the evening at Sedgefield Middle with a presentation and tour of the school. Immediately after, families are welcome to join us for a casual social at Inizio Pizza in Dilworth (2230 Park Rd).

Know a prospective family interested in attending Sedgefield Middle? Encourage them to join us for this informative session with Sedgefield administration, teachers, parents and students.


Also, if you know someone considering attending Sedgefield Middle, please share this flyer with them about upcoming prospective family events. Questions? E-mail Lindsay Jones.
Tell a Friend - Prospective Family Tours at SMS
If you know a prospective family headed to middle school next year, share with them this sign up to schedule a tour of Sedgefield Middle. Tours are offered twice per month . Families are welcome to bring their student with them on the tour and we welcome the opportunity to meet their child. Families should indicate who will be attending when they complete the sign up.
And the Winner is...!
Thank you to everyone who helped make our Holiday Potluck Staff Lunch a success on Friday. Your donations of delicious delicacies were appreciated by all.

We’re proud to announce the two winners from Friday’s Ugly Sweater Contest. With many terrific entries, two teachers rose to the top for victory: our runner up was Ms. Blue, while first place went to Ms. Hussey. 
¡Pura Vida! Costa Rica Trip Interest Meeting on 12/18
Do you have a student taking Spanish I (A or B) in the 2020-21 school year at SMS? If so, join Ms. Buitrago on Wednesday, December 18 at 6 p.m. in room 223 to learn about a spring 2021 trip to Costa Rica.

At Sedgefield Middle, Spanish classes are dedicated to preparing students to thrive in a global workplace and within a multicultural society. With that in mind, a group of students and educators will be participating in a global education initiative that will visit Costa Rica.

Space for the trip is limited, so the meeting on December 18 is mandatory for all those interested in traveling. Please contact Ms. Buitrago if you absolutely cannot attend.


Service Club Donates to Humane Society
Thanks to your help with their supply drive, members of the Service Club delivered donations they collected to benefit The Humane Society of Charlotte last week. They received a tour of the facility and even got to play with a sweet pup! Thanks to Myers Park UMC for transporting the group.
Got Snacks? Support Our Winter Scholar Athletes
The winter sports season has officially begun, so get in on all of the sports-related action at Sedgefield Middle by helping support our scholar athletes and our athletics department! It's quick and easy to sign up to help with everything from athlete snacks to on-field support.

Click here to review what's needed , then sign up today!
Clothing Needs for Scholars
Our wonderful school social worker, Ms. Bowens, has identified a need among students for some clothing necessities to keep them warm through the colder months. It’s the time of year for giving, so please sign up to donate specific articles of clothing. Any help is much appreciated and will be put to good use!

Cleaning Out Closets Over Break? Donate New Or Gently-Used Games to HAC
When inclement weather strikes, our scholars move indoors for HAC (recess) time. You can help keep the fun going inside by donating new or gently used games to play!

Examples of middle-school appropriate games include: playing cards, Uno, Jenga, Monopoly, Sorry, Trouble, chess and checkers.

Please send your donations to the front office to the attention of the PTO; games will be collected in the parent room. If donating gently used games, please ensure all pieces are included.

Questions? Contact Kiley Thiel.
Let's Take a Field Trip!
Throughout the school year, Sedgefield Middle students are taking some amazing field trips. The best part? If you volunteer to chaperone, you get to experience them, too!

Trips include everything from taking our dance students to live performances to visiting the NASCAR Hall of Fame.

Don't miss out on this great opportunity to give back to Sedgefield Middle. Click here to sign up to chaperone!
Club Volunteers Needed - Sign Up Today!
Clubs are a great way for scholars to work with different peers and learn new skills...and a phenomenal way for staff members to build relationships with scholars. SMS is excited to offer over 20 clubs to our scholars! The clubs range from academically-based clubs to sports-related. Scholars will be in the same club for one semester and may choose a new club in January.

We welcome any support from our parents and community members to assist with the clubs. If you are interested, please sign up here . Be sure to include your e-mail and phone number to receive updates. Please note: all volunteers must be cleared CMS volunteers; this must be done on a yearly basis. Click here to register as a CMS volunteer .